For The Love of Learning Gala

Benefits the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Alberto Carvalho, Maria Carvalho, Trish Bell, & Dan Bell

Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 7 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-995-7317 (Ann de las Pozas)

More than 700 leaders of Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather Saturday, February 23, 2019, to support student achievement by raising funds for new and innovative public education initiatives and to honor the 2018-2019 inductees into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. We are proud to announce that among this year’s class of honored alumni are entertainment impresario Emilio Estefan and community philanthropist Ana Milton. It will be an elegant evening dedicated to our love of learning with exquisite food, live entertainment, and a few surprises, too!

Chaired by Maria and Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Schools, and Trish and Dan Bell, the gala committee members include Jeannette Adams, Brenda Alfaro, Natacha Munilla and Bart Bastian, Nancy and Jon

Tom Crerra, Jeannett Slesnick, Maritere Rojas, Dr. Steve Gallan III, Joesph Wise, & Mark Graves1
Chuck Todd & Louis Aguirre

Batchelor, Emily Cardenas, Debbie Benitez, Bonnie Crabtree, Heide and Jose Dans, Swanee and Paul DiMare, Patricia Fuller, Andrew Goldberg, School Board Chair Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, Kristi and Dean Jernigan, Roberta and David Lawrence, Jr., Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Lilliam Machado, Phyllis and John McHenry, Jennifer and Gabriel Montoya, Claudia Puig, Ruth Robinson, Brigid Cech Samole, Leslie Miller Saiontz, Wendy and Peter Salomon, Susan and Robert Shelley, Riva Steinman, and Dale Chapman Webb. Attire for the evening is black-tie.

Gala sponsorships are available ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, and individual tickets are $600. Proceeds from the For the Love of Learning Gala will be used to support critical programs and initiatives that provide the neediest of students with an opportunity to succeed in school and life.

Join us in our endeavor to make a change for the better in Miami-Dade County, one student at a time.

About Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc.

Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez

Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. (FNEI), founded in 2008 by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is a 501(c)3 direct-support organization of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). FNEI supports critical, otherwise unfunded, programs that motivate students to stay in school, graduate, and continue on to higher education. M-DCPS is the fourth-largest school district in the United States, and it comprised of 467 schools and 356,000 students. In the 2017-2018 school year, nearly 65,000 students directly benefited from the foundation’s support through innovative programs such as Cultural Passport to the Arts, the Together for Children Initiative which aims to eliminate youth violence, paid summer internships for students ages 15-18, mini-grants for teachers and schools, student scholarships, The Parent Academy, Project UP-START (serving the over 6,000 identified homeless students in M-DCPS), and bringing wireless technology and devices to all classrooms in the District.

Matt Anderson, Kadisha Phelps, & Louis Aguirre
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